124th Fieracavalli starts with a charity event

124th Fieracavalli
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On the opening day of the 124th Fieracavalli, from 3 to 6 November at Veronafiere, an important charity event will be staged to raise funds for the “Riding the Blue – A horse as a friend” campaign.
This is a charity auction and equestrian gala to support the commitment to hippotherapy in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children. The event is organized by Veronafiere, EY Foundation and Fise.
It is the first time, an extraordinary charity event will kick off the review, now in its 124th edition, ready to restart with a large program of initiatives, exhibitions, conferences, social projects, all in the name of sustainability.

A crowdfunding campaign at the 124th Fieracavalli

Riding the Blue Charity Dinner & Gala is the name of the event that will feature Thursday 3 November, open to both visitors and exhibitors, celebrities and guests. Everyone will marry the crowdfunding campaign “Riding the Blue – A horse for a friend” (available on www.retedeldono.it), launched on April 2, on the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day.
Always attentive to ethical and social projects with the relationship between man and horse at the center, the one dedicated to hippotherapy for the treatment of ASD in children is one of the flagship projects of the Verona fair.
The purpose of the campaign, whose closure will be celebrated during the 124th Fieracavalli www.fieracavalli.it/it/, is to raise funds to finance an experimental project with the aim of having horse therapy recognized by the National Health Service as practice for the treatment of ADS in children.
The entire proceeds from the Charity Dinner & Gala – which will have its place of honor in the Pala Volkswagen, the pavilion of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup – will be used to support the project coordinated by Professor Leonardo Zoccante, destined to change the therapeutic fate of thousands of children and teens with autism.
The campaign aims to raise € 30,000 to support the costs of hippotherapy aimed at children from the national territory in the age groups 7-8 and 15-16 years.
The goal is to involve 60 children with ASD in a program of individual Animal Assisted Intervention (IAA) work sessions. In addition to setting up a specialized medical team and funding 3 fellows to activate the recognition process at the NHS thanks to the data collected on effectiveness.